Good that I caught myself reading an article about owning your content, be it on your website or blog or portfolio or whatever. Suddenly I got the urge to share what has been going on in my studio the last month. Lots of hours have been spent there and it seems that I am getting teased out of my usual method of working, urged to use different colors/new colors that I have purchased, but not included in my usual repertoire and coaxed to play more (and that is really HARD!). I have mostly been an intuitive painter, but underlying all my work is nature as inspiration. Nature walks, botanical gardens, rivers, oceans, fjords......I will always see some relation to these elements in my final product. I paint what I want to see. Photographs can be beautiful, but an personal interpretation of nature through the eyes of an individual can be just as fascinating-or more.
Anyway, my freedom with my materials, and the seemingly endless hours in the studio make for lots of experimentation and changes in technique. When stuck, I found that if I just doodle on the canvas-no matter if there is a direction or hours of work already there, I will force myself to redirect that attention. Never giving up-but never taking something so seriously that it can not be changed, has almost always taken me in a new direction that has built up my artistic intuition. I dare to mess it up, because I know that I can always come back to it, but more important, because a new breakthrough might be just around the next swash of color or line. Be Brave-a note that has been hanging on my studio wall for 20 years, never looses it's relevance.
all paintings, acrylic on canvas/linen with highest/artists quality paint.